Transumbilical Gelport Access Technique for Performing Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

  • Aziz M. Merchant
  • Michael W. Cook
  • Brent C. White
  • S. Scott Davis
  • John F. Sweeney
  • Edward Lin
Article

Abstract

Introduction

Single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) is an area of active research within general surgery.

Discussion

A number of procedures, including cholecystectomy, appendectomy, urologic procedures, adrenalectomy, and bariatric procedures, are currently being performed with this methodology. There is, as yet, no standard published technique for single-port access to the peritoneal cavity for SILS. We describe, herein, an access technique utilizing existing instrumentation including a Gelport and wound retractor that is reliable and easy. This technique has been used successfully at our institution for a number of single incision laparoscopic procedures.

Keywords

Single incision laparoscopic surgery Gelport Single-port access 

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© The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Aziz M. Merchant
    • 1
  • Michael W. Cook
    • 1
  • Brent C. White
    • 1
  • S. Scott Davis
    • 1
  • John F. Sweeney
    • 1
  • Edward Lin
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory Endosurgery Unit, Department of SurgeryEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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